Lois Perry, of Auckland, QSM, for services to art and governance
Lois Perry was the Head of the Art Department at Pakuranga College. She assisted the Pakuranga Arts Society with the establishment of the Pakuranga Arts Centre. She was the Society’s Founding President and has served in other leadership and governance roles. She played a pivotal role in the development of Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, as Chair of the Centre and later as a Trustee of Te Tuhi’s governing Trusts, the Contemporary Art Foundation and the Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust. Ms Perry established the ART TODAY programme at Te Tuhi, which teaches contemporary art to adult students.